|Currency||Pakistani rupee (PKR)|
|Population||162,419,946 (July 2006 est.)|
|Language||Urdu (official, national) 8%, English (official, government), Punjabi 48%, Sindhi 12%, Siraiki 10%, Pashtu 8%, , Balochi 3%, Hindko 2%, Brahui 1%, Burushaski, and other 8%|
|Religion||Muslim 97%, Christian, Hindu, Buddhist, Sikhs and other 3%|
|Electricity||230V/50Hz (Europlug & Old British Plug)|
|Time Zone||UTC+5.0 (UTC + 6.0 in summer)|
Pakistan (Urdu: پاکستان) is a country in South Asia. Located along the Arabian Sea, it is surrounded by Afghanistan to the west and northwest, Iran to the southwest, India to the east, and China to the northeast. It is strategically located astride the ancient trade routes of the Khyber and Bolan passes between Asia and Europe.